Brent Schaffer

Brent Schaffer

Brent Schaffer

Board member

Brent Schaffer– BS Mech Eng Univ of Wyoming 1979, MS Mech Eng Univ of Wyoming 1980, with a specialty in advanced composite materials.  Hired by Hughes Aircraft, Co. in 1980. In 2000, this organization became Boeing Space Systems.  I held several positions at Hughes/Boeing as a designer, lead designer, team-lead, and program manager; all specializing in advanced composite (fiber-reinforced) structures.   In 1992, I took a sabbatical from aerospace becoming Vice President of Engineering with a new, start-up company called Stoughton Composites. We designed, built, and tested over 3000 all-composite shipping containers in 6 different models; including international and domestic shipping containers and several hundred more, over-the-road tractor-trailer versions.  In 1996, I returned to Boeing where I was named Program Manager on a “technology” program. In 2003, our team won the Silver Phantom Award for outstanding team achievement across Boeing skunk-work programs. In 2006, I went back to the Space group where I eventually retired in 2014.  My job was to design, develop, test and deliver operational antenna suite(s) for satellites including Mobile Satellite Ventures, Intelsat, Lockheed and the US government.